September 13, 2022
Last night, two Epstein designed projects received Merit Awards as part of the AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Awards. Those two projects were: Riverview Bridge, a 1,000-foot pedestrian and bicycle bridge that crosses the Chicago River just north of Addison street to California Park helping create a nearly contiguous 2-mile long recreational trail; & the O’Hare Emergency & Standby Power Systems, a two-building facility that supports loads internal to O’Hare’s H&R Plant and also provides reserve power for the terminals and concourses.
AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Awards honor the outstanding work of AIA Chicago members and their firms, reinforce the value of great architecture, and highlight members’ contributions in designing equitable and sustainable places and spaces.
Riverview Bridge & the Emergency & Standby Power Systems projects were honored at DESIGNIGHT,
an event which historically has been an annual, ticketed event with limited access, but this year, the AIA Chicago opened the event to the public by hosting a free celebration in at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Attendees of DESIGNIGHT were treated to the wry humor of the event’s host – Peter Segal – of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! as well as incredible music from Chicago’s Sam Thousand & the Soul Vortex.
Here are some images from DESIGNIGHT, which took place on an evening that could not have been grander in terms of weather, ambiance and company.